Nokia 3 camera samples: here's what the entry-level smartphone is capable of

Truth be told, the most popular device present at Nokia's MWC 2017 booth was the resurrected Nokia 3310, which came back from the ashes of history like a fiery phoenix. What is this, 1999? 

While it really is an intriguing case, Nokia had a few other devices that also deserve their fair share of attention - the Nokia 6, 5, and 3 completed the company's strong presence at the trade show.

The Nokia 3 also garnered a lot of attention mostly because of its quite affordable projected price of €139, the European equivalent of $146. You get what you pay for: a 5-inch device with a 720p HD display, a humble MediaTek chipset ticking alongside 2 gigs of RAM, 16 gigs of storage, a 2,650mAh battery, and finally, 8MP cameras up front and at the rear. 

Both cameras are boasting autofocus capabilities and large apertures of f/2; the front snapper also offers a field of view of 84 degrees, making it great for group selfies. There's nothing terribly special about either camera on the Nokia 3, but this doesn't mean they are bad.... Actually, they fare pretty well if the lighting conditions are favorable, and in spite that they're far from perfect when it comes to detail reproduction, they make the Nokia 3 a perfectly capable camera phone. 

Here are a couple of camera samples that will show you how the main and front snappers fare.

How are you liking it? Make sure to tell us in the comments section right below.

PhoneArena is on Instagram. Follow us to stay updated with fresh news and flashy media from the world of mobile!

Related phones

  • Display 5.0" 720 x 1280 pixels
  • Camera 8 MP / 8 MP front
  • Processor MediaTek, Quad-core, 1300 MHz
  • Storage 16 GB + microSDXC
  • Battery 2650 mAh



1. libra89

Posts: 2312; Member since: Apr 15, 2016

It's not bad at all.

6. danny_a2005

Posts: 365; Member since: Oct 06, 2011

Ray is so hot

7. nokia12

Posts: 610; Member since: Nov 19, 2013

Nokia 3 is going to be a unique phone because of it's Front/Selfie Camera.. it beats out nearly all the phones in that price segment for a selfie camera including Xiaomi ..

2. peace247 unregistered

So bad...come on nokia....well what more to expect when the camera on nokia 6 is s**t too.


Posts: 2817; Member since: Oct 03, 2012

Dude just chill, what do you expect from a cheap phone? But i must say the quality is good!

5. Z.....

Posts: 355; Member since: Feb 01, 2017

The Nokia8 will be the king off phones. N6 is mid tier.

4. SailfishOS

Posts: 109; Member since: Nov 06, 2016

I like the quality

8. kerginaldo17 unregistered


9. bon24x7

Posts: 211; Member since: Aug 30, 2012

Impressive for a $150 phone considering those shots were taken indoors.

10. chande

Posts: 1; Member since: Mar 06, 2017

These guys are so hot!

Latest Stories

This copy is for your personal, non-commercial use only. You can order presentation-ready copies for distribution to your colleagues, clients or customers at or use the Reprints & Permissions tool that appears at the bottom of each web page. Visit for samples and additional information.